Skidamarink | Nursery Rhymes Sing-Along

Children’s song, U.S.A.

“Skidamarink” is a popular preschool song.  The initial version of the song, originally titled “Skid-dy-mer-rink-adink-aboomp” or “Skiddy-Mer-Rink-A-Doo” (as a gibberish the title has various spellings) was written by Felix F. Feist (lyrics) and Al Piantadosi (music) for the 1910 Charles Dillingham Broadway production “The Echo.”

In Canada, the song was popularized by the band Sharon, Lois & Bram, who first released it on their debut album “One Elephant, Deux Elephants” and then sang it on The Elephant Show. The song had been discovered for the band by Lois Lilienstein, who had asked her cousin’s daughter if she knew any good songs; the girl sang ‘Skinnamarink’, which she had heard at a camp she had just been to. None of the band members knew the origins of the song.

“Skidamarink” began appearing on many song collections for children’s shows in the 1980s. One version appeared on the Australian show Bananas in Pyjamas.

Thanks to its lovely lyrics and melody, the tune has also appeared as a Valentine Day song on various kids songs websites.


Sing-Along Video



Skidamarink a-dink a-dink,
Skidamarink a-doo,
I love you.
Skidamarink a-dink a-dink,
Skidamarink a-doo,
I love you.

I love you in the morning,
And in the afternoon;
I love you in the evening,
And underneath the moon.
Oh, Skidamarink a-dink a-dink,
Skidamarink a-doo,
I love you.


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Free karaoke MP3 download

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“Skidamarink” (instrumental, 1:30 – 2/4 – 110.25 bpm)


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MP4 Video File | Free Download

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Sheet music with chords

To save this free music sheet of “Skidamarink” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”.

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Free Printable PDF with Lyrics and Sheet Music

To download a ready-to-print PDF of this song for music activities with a music sheet, lyrics and a drawing for kids to paint, right click (or tap and hold) on the following link, then choose “Save link as…”.

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You can click on the button for a printable PDF file with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for this song for free.


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Teaching idea & activities

Use the song to learn how to read or recognize words or pictures.

Draw with the children, e.g. some cards with an animal depicted on its one. Show a card to the kids every time and sing the respective animal after the line “I love…(animal)”.

You could do the same with words (for example, the days of the week), colours, etc.


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